Prayer for the Canonization of Fr.McGivney

Picture of Father McGivney

God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be an apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church.

Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your venerable servant Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here make your request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

“The Honoris Committee invites all knights and lay faithful, especially the elderly and infirm members of our order, to pray this canonization prayer daily for the success of our venture and your personal intentions. Members of the Knights who take part should have their efforts listed under their council's church program. The Committee would like to know which councils are involved in this program. Please do so by sending an